Category: Archer Vocabulary

  • Archer Vocabulary: jingoist

    I won’t go off on a Ferris Bueller-esque rant about -isms in society today. I also won’t rant about people unnecessarily adding -esque to proper nouns. Having removed myself almost entirely from the realm of mainstream political news, I tend to encounter words like this less often than before. Context Season 3 – Episode 6 “The Limited”The […]

  • Archer Vocabulary: putative

    Archer Vocabulary: putative

    For too long, I have heard about television’s deleterious effects on child development. I don’t know about all of that, but some shows are definitely beneficial to vocabulary development. Animated comedies occasionally push the intellectual envelope but, more often than not, they tend to cater to the lowest common denominator. Archer is a shining example […]

  • Archer Vocabulary: aquiline

    Archer Vocabulary: aquiline

    I found that after writing the first “Archer Vocabulary” post, I not only quickly internalized the definition of “bailiwick,” I found myself trying to use it in sentences. So whether anyone else is reading this or not, it’s a potentially fantastic way for me to expand my word choice. Context Season 1 – Episode 8 […]

  • Archer Vocabulary: bailiwick

    Archer Vocabulary: bailiwick

    If you enjoy edgy, animated comedies, I hope you’ve checked out Archer on FX. Intelligence agency ISIS boasts a motley crew of vain and arrogant secret agents and incompetent support staff that spoofs many popular espionage tropes in an anachronistic modern day New York City. Context Season 2 – Episode 6 “Tragical History” ISIS is […]